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Support Point Update 12 February 2019

February 12, 2019

This week, our update covers management of frequent absences, facilities required in a setting if there are children sleeping, and Capital Grants 2019.

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Early Childhood Ireland Staffing Survey 2019

February 12, 2019

In order to present DCYA & other policy makers with the most up-to-date evidence available, we are asking you, our members, to please complete a short survey on your experiences with staffing issues.

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Pobal Early Years Profile 2017/2018 – Part Two

December 18, 2018

In the second part of our profile summary, we look at findings on staff recruitment and retention, fees and commercial rates.

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Pobal Sector Profile 2017/18

December 11, 2018

The first part of our summary of key findings from the latest Pobal Early Years Sector Profile report 2017/2018.

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ECI Welcomes the First 5 Strategy

November 21, 2018

Ireland’s first ever early years strategy, First 5, was published to much fanfare yesterday.

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Early Childhood Ireland welcomes publication of ‘First 5’, the national early years strategy

November 19, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the publication this morning of First 5, the long-awaited national early years strategy for Ireland. This cross-Departmental, ten-year plan is an important milestone for babies, children, their families, and communities around the country.

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Widespread calls for more investment in early years

September 11, 2018

With budget 2019 just under a month away, organisations across Ireland have been releasing their budget submissions, listing what they want to see money spent on in the next budget.

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Support Point Update 21 August 2018

August 21, 2018

This week we look at employment contracts, the updated list of DCYA recognised qualifications, and adult:child ratios.

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Support Point Update 14 August 2018

August 14, 2018

In this week's update, we look at the 2018/2019 DCYA programme funding rules, and our question of the week covers outing consent forms.

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More receiving government funded childcare

August 1, 2018

The DCYA recently announced that over 200,000 children now avail of governmental childcare schemes. This includes 119,000 children taking part in the ECCE programme.

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